I was one of the guests in the latest episode of the WildCats Conservation Alliance “Pawcast” focused on influencing consumer behaviour in the context of the illegal trade in tiger parts. It was great to have the chance to discuss some of the challenges around influencing behaviour.. Have a listen below!
We often think of extinction as happening out there, in far away wild places, but it also takes place right inside our minds, in our everyday conversations and on social media. Beyond biological extinction, which takes place when the last animal or plant of its kind dies, species can live on in our collective memory, … [Read more…]
Quando falamos em mudanças climáticas, o marketing costuma ser lembrado sempre como parte do problema e não da solução. As verbas milionárias gastas em publicidade para estimular a compra incessante de novos produtos têm papel fundamental na construção dos desejos da nossa sociedade do consumo. Mas e se as ferramentas do marketing fossem usadas para … [Read more…]
The giraffe is an icon of the African subcontinent, and yet, there are many gaps in knowledge about giraffes in the wild and how to best protect them. In the 21 countries where giraffe populations are found, their conservation status differs depending on the species, geography, and threats they face. Coupled with the threats of … [Read more…]
Laura Thomas-Walters, University of Stirling and Diogo Veríssimo, University of Oxford After its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2013, the documentary Blackfish reached nearly 21 million viewers within its first month of airing on CNN. The film tells the bleak story of Tilikum, a performing orca at the US marine park SeaWorld. … [Read more…]
The documentary Seaspiracy has generated lots of debate, and as someone who has worked a bit around the impact of documentaries I had the chance to wage in the Discussion. First, I was interviewed by Wired UK on “Can Netflix’s Seaspiracy really shock people into not eating fish?” an article I give full credit for … [Read more…]
The trade in wildlife has received a lot of coverage in the last year but we almost never think of insects when we think of the wildlife trade. I was happy to have participated in the documentary “Cast of the Titans” that sheds light on this trade, with a particular focus on the titan beetle … [Read more…]
Eric is a Pangolin and he has started a vlog (check it out below!). This is part of the development of the Youtbe Channel of On the Edge Conservation where we will have not only Eric but also other EDGE species talk about their daily lives… For now you can also check out a vlog … [Read more…]